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    December 13, 2011
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your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. good afternoon. i'm grace lee. >> hi, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. jerry sandusky, the former penn state football coach, accused of child sexual abuse, made a surprise legal move today. it was his first court appearance in pennsylvania. apparently, the prosecution did know about it. manuel gallegus joins us live now from pennsylvania to tell
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us exactly what happened. he has the very latest. >> reporter: well, it was a quick court appearance for former penn state assistant coach jerry sandusky. for his accusers, some frustration but also a lot of relief that they did not have to tell their stories in public today. jerry sandusky walked out of court after waiving his preliminary hearing vowing to stay the course and prove his innocence. >> we're fighting it. we would like the property to present our side. >> reporter: his lawyer says this is a fight to the death and there will be no plea negotiations. >> we are not in any way conceding guilt. in fact, jerry is more adamant than ever in his innocence and in expressing his innocence at trial. >> reporter: 10 men accuse him of sexually abusing them when they were boys. several were expected to testify today. the lawyer for victim number 1
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now 18 years old says his client is relieved. >> testifying means recounting and reliving those horrific experiences that he had to endure. >> reporter: sandusky's lawyer says held out until the last minute to waive the hearing because he was waiting for prosecutors to agree to share vital information in the case. the deputy attorney general says the state has a strong case and is ready to proceed to trial. >> it will allow us to promptly advance the prosecution in this case to a just conclusion. >> reporter: penn state graduate dave kaplewitz was in court and wanted to see for himself the man he says has tarnished the university's reputation. the next court date is january 11. sandusky won't be there. his next appearance will be at the trial. jerry sandusky describes his
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client as emotional, physical, affectionate, naive but not someone who has ever done anything illegal. that's the live from bellefonte, pennsylvania. i'm manuel gallegus. back to you. >> manuel, a question from san francisco. what is motivating the victims? is it the justice, they want to see this guy behind bars, or are this going to be a number of civil suits? is it money? >> reporter: well, it could be money, frank. that's certainly a possibility. there are civil attorneys involved with the accusers already. and the defense attorney for jerry sandusky suggested today that many of them could be motivated by money or some of them could be. he is curious to know if the accusers have talked together privately. then of course if you talk to their attorneys, they say their clients are legitimate and disturbed and credible by -- disturbed by what's happened. >> is there a statute of limitations? some of this happened years ago. >> reporter: we're still within
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that. if you saw in the other case in syracuse, for example, the statute had run out. but here, they are in the thick of it. so as this goes to trial, that shouldn't be an issue. these men are still young and it wasn't that long ago. >> thank you, manuel gallegus live in pennsylvania. operations are returning to normal this afternoon as workers deal with a huge backlog of work following yesterday's port of oakland disruption. protestors remained outside the port until 4 a.m. this morning before packing it in calling yesterday's blockade a, quote, victory. the protests forced nearly a third of the port's longshoremen to miss a day of work yesterday. in the meantime, the effort to recall oakland mayor jean quan is moving into a new phase. volunteers unhappy about quan's job performance are canvassing for signatures from registered voters. gil diaz is in oakland with the latest. gil? >> reporter: hi, grace. good afternoon. some of those petition volunteers have set up shot right behind me along lakeshore avenue right next to the trader
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joe's parking lot to collect those signatures. they have a challenging road ahead of them. they have to collection about 20,000 signatures by this coming may. they are just excited about the notion of not having to deal with mayor quan for another three years. one day after dealing with the port of oakland shutdown -- >> people have to think about their consequences. people have to think about who are they hurting. >> reporter: -- mayor jean quan faces another dilemma, the start of a petition drive to recall her through a special election. >> we're excited because we finally have a chance to take oakland back. you know, we have had so many problems just in the first 11 months of this administration. >> reporter: charles pine and his fellow volunteers known as the committee to recall jean quan and restore oakland, need to collect about 20,000 signatures by may 14. some voters are ready to sign the petition, citing quan's handling of the violent "occupy" movement in downtown as a prime example of her bad leadership. >> we can't just continue to
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leave open doors so she can make mistakes. it's best to cut or losses and move on. >> reporter: but jay could be won't sign it because the city is -- jacob won't sign it because the city is broke. the cost of the special election could be $800,000. >> oakland doesn't need to deal with that. we have lost enough money with all sorts of things. it just seems like too much. >> reporter: as the first asian- american mayor of a major city quan has a lot to prove. she commented about the recall efforts during a press conference last week. >> i think i have done enough leadership in those 11 months, but to take on the tough problems of oakland to expect me to resolve them in 11 months i don't think is fair. >> reporter: some voters also point out she became mayor at the worst time with the diseconomy, unemployment and "occupy" movement at the same time. but yolanda rivera doesn't buy it. >> obama came at a wrong time but he made some positive
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things. >> reporter: you're talking a live look at a sign that says vote yes on oakland, recall quan. it's a sign with that table set up in front of trader joe's. they will be gathering petitions for the next hour or so many this is their first day. we did try to get ahold of mayor quan for comment about today's activities. her spokesman says she won't be commenting since she commented on it at a press conference last week but that she is also resting from yesterday's port shutdown. >> gil, were there a lot of people stopping by interested in what was happening here? >> reporter: yeah. a lot of people are interested as to what's going on because they see that sign right there, says recall quan. a lotful them have said to me, oh, it's finally here. we can't wait to sign it. so some people have already been looking forward to signing the petition. >> gil diaz live in oakland, thank you. californians will get a crucial update today on the state's financial crisis. the state financial director is about to unveil the latest forecast for the current fiscal year that will determine the
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severity of the pre-approved budget cuts that will all take effect january 1. there could be up to $1.4 billion in cuts to public school funding leading to possible layoffs and a shortened school year. a shooting attack on a town square in belgium leaves five people dead. heather kovar with more on the alleged shooter's criminal history. >> reporter: people ran screaming through the streets about 55 miles east of brussels. they were trying to escape a man throwing grenades and firing a gun in the town square. this witness says he says he saw people lying on the ground bleeding and crying. the bus stop exploded says this man. police say the 33-year-old attacker threw grenades toward a bus stop and fired a rifle on a crowd before killing himself. paramedics used stretchers to
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carry away victims. a 2-year-old baby, two teenagers and a grandmother are among the dead. according to officials, dozens were injured including young children. police don't know what caused the killings but say they are not terrorism. authorities say the gunman was on the way to the police station for questioning when he launched the attack. he had a history drug and weapons convictions. heather kovar for cbs news. california is one of seven states cited in a government audit that finds serious problems at head start facilities. it is a program that provides early education to hundreds of thousands of kids. among the deficiencies, instructors hired without criminal background checks, toxic chemicals within the reach of children, open gates leading to parking lots and streets, as well as faulty playground equipment. a teenaged girl from suisun city who went missing last week admits that she made up an elaborate story about being kidnapped. 17-year-old christina almanza
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sent her family voice messages saying she had been kidnapped and trapped in a basement. the "l.a. times" says that she may have been trying to get sympathy from her family because she is pregnant. the teenager could face charges of falsifying a police report. fire crews say a fire at a home in menlo park this morning may have started in the building's vent. smoke and flames this morning from the air and from highway 101 were visible. nobody was home. it's on ringwood and coleman streets. a neighbor called in the fire. a grease fire may have started in the vents yesterday. two people hospitalized and homeless today after a fire tore through their pacifica home. crews arrived just after 8:30 to find heavy black smoke billowing out of their home. the home had a metal roof which made the fire especially hard for crews to put out. both victims are expected to be okay. the cause of the fire is under investigation. coming up, time is running out for congress to extend the payroll tax cuts.
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next, why the president promises to veto the latest republican plan. and before you deck the halls, a holiday tradition that may send you to the emergency room. coming up. and santa and his elves have left the north pole for a shopping spree. the lucky children who will receive these gifts coming up. hi, i'm meteorologist lawrence karnow in the cbs 5 weather center. very frosty in the morning hours, now we have plenty of hazy sunshine out there. when might we see some rain? we'll talk about that coming up. ,, [ terri ] my husband, hank, was always fun. never took life too seriously. 'til our son was born...
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on some positive economic news. taking a live look at the big board... the dow is up _ _ well, the stock market is up today on some positive news not up by a lot. take a live look at the big board. it was actually up over 100 earlier but now up one. we'll take it. today the federal reserve -- now it's down -- federal reserve decided to take no new action during its final meeting
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of the year. the fed noted moderate improvements in hiring and consumer spending. the house is about to vote on a plan to extend payroll tax cuts. it's not expected to pass through the senate. even if it makes it out of house chamber, the president will veto it. republicans say it will create jobs. nearly 100,000 people may be eligible for extra cash from the irs. the government agency is trying to dole out more than $150 million in undelivered tax refund checks. the irs says the money couldn't be delivered because of incorrect mailing addresses. the refunds average more than $1,500 this year. and this could be something out of a griswald christmas story. more americans are hurt when it comes to holiday decorating.
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the consumer product safety commission says injuries involving falls from ladders while stringing lights and similar activities are on the rise. more than 13,000 people were treated in e.r. rooms last year alone. another holiday danger, christmas tree fires like that one caused $18 million worth of damage between 2006 and 2008. so if you're decorating, tread lightly. >> be careful. coming up, a big push to help needy kids for the holidays. where volunteers played elves on a special shopping spree and spent a lot of money and the came pan theme to reminders to give as well. lots of sunshine around the bay area. this is a storm lurking on the horizon, we'll tell you when coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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the name of helping the bay area's most needy kids. santa's elves went on a $50,000 shopping spree this morning all in the name of helping the bay area's most needy kids. kristy seifkin tagged along and gives us a peek at the massive haul. >> reporter: santa's elves are known for making toys, not buying them. but that didn't stop a dozen elves shopping for kids this morning. >> brings back memory and you feel like a young kid again. >> reporter: the elves don't work for santa. instead, they are volunteers with dig deep, a nonprofit in san francisco that raises money
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to buy toys for the salvation army. at this colma target the elves picked thousands of ties for kids from 6 to 17 grabbing dolls and perfume. instead of the generic stuffed animals and trains that usually get donated at christmas. >> kids even though they might not have a lot still know what's cool and we really make sure that we go out there and buy really cool toys that kids really want for christmas. >> reporter: by the end of the morning, santa's elves will have collected up to 5,000 toys and the salvation army will donate those to over 1800 families even more than they served last year. >> there's been a huge increase in demand. our toy signup fills faster than ever before. before the month of december. >> it's just amazing all the people who come out to support the cause, people with kids who understand -- they think about it, what if my child didn't have something for christmas? >> reporter: after their target run, the elves stopped by
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sports authority and loaded up for the drive to san francisco where they stacked the toys inside the marina lounge. tonight the helpers will present the huge donation to the salvation army. dig deep is still accepting donations and has created a name for their campaign you won't forget. >> this year we're calling it "occupy" the north pole. >> reporter: in colma, kristy seifkin, cbs 5. turning out to be a nice day around the bay area now. we started out with some freezing temperatures early on today down into the 20s in some of the valleys but now hazy sunshine around, looks like it is going to stick around all throughout the afternoon. sod hadding outside now overlook -- so heading outside now overlook the bay bridge, look good, lots of sunshine. temperatures warming up as high as 53 degrees right now in concord, 52 in oakland, and 56 degrees in san jose. it looks like we're in for a decent afternoon. the hazy sunshine continuing maybe some of the temperatures topping off in the low 60s. but right about the average for this time of the year. it looks like tonight though we
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could see some more fog and low clouds moving back into the bay area and it will be a chilly night. 30s and 40s for overnight lows. looks like we'll see fog developing out there, as well. so high pressure building in. the low that brought us showers yesterday is down in southern california bringing some rain there. but that ridge will continue to build in bringing with it at least some dry weather. nice dry break for the next couple of days but we are going to see chilly nights. overnight lows dipping down into the 30s and the 40s and we got that fog, too. temperatures running as high as 60 degrees in mountain view for today. 58 in san jose. 58 degrees in santa rosa if you are heading there. 57 degrees in oakland. and about 57 degrees in san francisco. overnight lows going to be chilly though. plan on 30 degrees in fairfield. about 35 in livermore. about 39 degrees in san jose. and 30 degrees in santa rosa and some fog showing up tomorrow morning so watch out. some of that ground fog developing late tonight early tomorrow morning. we are talking about some sunshine though for tomorrow. by the afternoon, hazy sunshine
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around the bay area. another chance of a few showers starting to look more impressive into thursday and friday. looks like we start to dry out. saturday looks good. and then toward the weekend, partly cloudy at least late into the weekend. time to talk about "food for bay area families." we have a very special couple of guests here. we have a boatload of guests here for the day. we have doyle -- [ indiscernible ] >> thank you very much the i need help with that. >> and he brought his whole group. we have larry sly from the contra costa food bank. >> this year we decided that we were going to raise money for hungry children at our local area and so our wonderful children at our school through their dancing and amazing efforts and competition with each other to make money have come up with $20,000 for the local food bank. >> wait, stop. how much? > $20,000! >> $20,000! that deserves a round of applause. very, very good. good for you guys. that's got to make you feel
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good. >> it's amazing. but what is really terrific is the spirit of these kids and what they want to do for others. >> well, thank you very much for all of you coming down here. of course, if you would like to help us out, go to cbssf.com, click on there and look for "food for bay area families." girls, we didn't get to introduce you but could you dance with me? there we go. very nice, girls! very, very nice. they look much better than i do. we'll be right back. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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we are going to do fish soup. there's a lot of shellfish and fish in this dish. for this recipe we use clams and mussels, seabass, carrots, celery and onions. the base of so many sauces. sliced cherry tomatoes next. then it's time for the seafood. it goes in according to how long each will take to cook. starting with clams, then mussels. it's important, they have to open up. if they're closed, you don't want them. a generous splash of white wine helps to steam them open with lots of flavor. then add the rest of the seafood, scallops, shrimp and fish. add some seasoning and water then cover the pot and let it finish cooking. give it all a good mix to make
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sure everything cooks evenly. to finish, put in a dish and cover with dough. cook it until it's brown in the oven. i'm tony tantillo and this is tony's table. it's incredible. >> i'm hungry. >> like that. >> incredible. >> bet it is. >> i would eat that. >> yeah. so would i. [ laughter ] >> i'll take a bowl. >> caption colorado, llc comments@captioncolorado.com ,,,,,,,,,,
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